Puerto Rican with 300 Twitter accounts to face trial

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) " Justice officials say a Puerto Rico man accused of creating 300 Twitter accounts to harass people online will face trial in the first case of its kind for the U.S. territory.

The island's Justice Department said late Wednesday that a judge found enough evidence to try Omar Falcon Torres. He is accused of stalking a pregnant woman, misappropriating identity and intimidating witnesses in part by sending them what authorities said was violent sexual imagery and using violent language.

Officials said he operated under the name "MedeaBot" for two years.

It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney. He was first charged last December.

Falcon's trial is scheduled to start in October.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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